…starts this coming Thursday, August 28!

Plan now to attend the first ever French-Canadian Festival in the Keweenaw! Set aside August 28th thru 31st for an immersion into the culture brought here by the early settlers. All events take place in Chassell, Michigan. A complete listing of these exciting events may be viewed here.

August 28th, Thursday – Chassell Heritage Center – Open 4 to 9 p.m.

Documentary showing
French-Canadian Cultural Exhibits
Keweenaw National Historical Park 4th Thursday Program – 7 p.m.
The Friends of Fashion present “A New Life in a New Land:
The French Canadians come to the Keweenaw”
Traditional French-Canadian music by Maple Sugar Folk
French-Canadian Desserts

August 29th, Friday – Chassell Heritage Center – Open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Documentaries on Franco-American culture
French-Canadian Cultural Exhibits
Guided Historical Tours on a Trolley - $10 - 1:00, 2:30, 4:00 and 5:30 p.m. Sign up at the Chassell Heritage Center
August 29th – Chassell VFW, US 41 Downtown Chassell – 8 p.m. - $8 at the door

Reception for Quebecois Band – De Temps Antan
Meet and welcome band members Éric Beaudry, André Brunet, and Pierre-Luc Dupuis. The evening will include an hour of traditional Quebecois music by De Temps Antan, social time, food available for purchase, and a cash bar.

August 30th – Chassell Heritage Center & Oliver House; download registration form here.

Workshops in Fiddle, Harmonica & Guitar with De Temps Antan band members
Workshops in French-Canadian song, traditional dance, and jig by local presenters;
Workshops in French-Canadian Genealogy and Genealogy 101.
Documentaries on Franco-American culture
French-Canadian Cultural Exhibits

August 30th - Adventure Day in the Park – Free for the entire family! Link.

summer skiing
forestry skills
story reading and traditional games for children
open microphone for area musicians
traditional French-Canadian foods and refreshments available for purchase.

August 30th - Saturday Evening Soiree at the Park Pavilion – tickets available at gates. A festive evening party with music, dancing, and food.

$15/ adults; $10/students; 12 and under free!
Enjoy traditional French-Canadian music with Quebecois band – De Temps Antan
Pork pie, desserts, and soft drinks available for purchase

August 31st – 8:45 a.m. Sunday Morning gathering at the Shrine and procession to 9:00 a.m. Mass St. Anne Catholic Church (US 41, Downtown Chassell)

Festival Joie de Vivre is brought to you by the Chassell Historical Organization along with generous supporters. Proceeds go to the Chassell Heritage Center handicapped access project.

[Thanks for sharing, Dave Bezotte!]


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